Heavy traffic patrols conducted

The Park City Police Department last week performed several heavy rounds of traffic patrols, stopping a string of drivers over the course of a few hours.

Officers were especially busy during two stretches early in the week.

On Tuesday, May 6, officers stopped at least 44 drivers during one stretch. The drivers were pulled over on streets like S.R. 224, Deer Valley Drive, Swede Alley and at the Bonanza Drive-Deer Valley Drive intersection.

On Monday, May 5, meanwhile, at least 40 drivers were pulled over during a stretch. The drivers were stopped on streets like Deer Valley Drive and Marsac Avenue.

Other incidents reported last week included:

On Sunday, May 11, police officers indicated they conducted several patrols but did not see anything suspicious. At 2:29 a.m. an officer patrolled the commercial areas along Prospector Avenue. The officer shined a spotlight on vehicles parked in lots, the police said.

A little bit earlier, at 1:57 a.m., a patrol was conducted along Swede Alley. Patrols were also conducted along Main Street and in the China Bridge garage.

The Sunday morning hours appeared to be an especially slow stretch for the Police Department with a few traffic stops also logged.

On Saturday, May 10 at 11:10 p.m., a loud party was reported on Canyon Court.

At 5:26 p.m., a man on a bus was reported to be violent and unruly. The bus was on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. The person got off the bus and got onto a bicycle along Empire Avenue. The Police Department classified the case as disorderly conduct.


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A car key was found in a restroom at the Old Town transit center at 7:45 a.m.

A fire was reported in an elevator somewhere along Main Street at 7:45 a.m. A maintenance crew was called. The Police Department classified the case as criminal mischief.

A fight was reported along the 400 block of Main Street at 1:23 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.

A man was seen lying in the bushes close to the intersection of Heber Avenue and Swede Alley at 1:01 a.m. The police classified the case as suspected intoxication.

On Friday, May 9 at 11:23 p.m., a vehicle, described as a party bus, was reported to be blocking traffic on the 200 block of Main Street. The bus was moving, the police said.

A suspected drunken driving case was reported at 9:06 p.m. on the 2200 block of Monitor Drive. Public police logs did not provide details.

At 7:53 p.m., police dispatchers monitoring a surveillance camera saw people driving go-carts at the park-and-ride lot on Richardson Flat Road. They were "racing around," the police indicated. The Police Department classified the case as trespassing.

Smoke was seen coming from a truck somewhere along S.R. 224 at 7:27 p.m. The police indicated brakes might have overheated. The Park City Fire District was summoned.

A three-vehicle accident was reported at an intersection along Holiday Ranch Loop Road at 6:57 p.m. There were apparently no injuries.

A construction crew reportedly cut a natural-gas line on the 500 block of Main Street at 4:27 p.m. Questar Gas was contacted.

At 1:46 p.m., the police received a report of underground cables buried in a flower bed were sparking at or close to the intersection of Three Kings Drive and Crescent Road. Smoke was seen, the police were told. Rocky Mountain Power was summoned.

At 10:55 a.m., the police received a complaint from a person on Saddle View Way that someone had filed income taxes under another name. The police classified the case as suspected fraud.

A person suspected to be intoxicated was seen along Main Street at 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 7 at 4:57 p.m., a large garbage bag was seen in a northbound lane on S.R. 224. Cars were swerving to avoid the bag, the police were told. The Police Department indicated the bag was a traffic hazard.

At 3:27 p.m., a vehicle hit a crosswalk sign along Park Avenue. The sign needed to be replaced, the police said.

A burglary was reported on Captain Molly Drive at 2:36 p.m. A big-screen television and a stereo were taken, the police were told.

At 7:25 a.m., the police received a report that a driver hit a power box and a boulder sometime the night before along Holiday Ranch Loop Road.

On Tuesday, May 6 at 7:50 a.m., the police received a complaint from someone along Sidewinder Drive that a Dumpster at a construction site had been filled with furniture and appliances left by others. The police were told the Dumpster could not be emptied because items were stacked on top.

On Monday, May 5 at 7:10 p.m., a suspected intoxication case was reported on the 1500 block of Park Avenue.

Four dogs were seen off leash along Sullivan Road at 6:46 p.m. The owners were warned.

Someone went to the Park Avenue police station at 5:03 p.m. to drop off ammunition, apparently to be destroyed.

A dump truck and a vehicle were involved in an accident at 4:03 p.m. at the Old Town roundabout. Nobody was injured and airbags were not triggered, the police said.

At 7:13 a.m., the police received a complaint that a car drove onto a yard and through a fence somewhere along Lucky John Drive. The incident occurred in the overnight hours.